Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Nine Faculty of Law alumni have been named to Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list, an annual ranking which recognizes lawyers who have stood out professionally over the last 18 months. This is the ninth year for the popular list. The magazine says it received hundreds of nominations, and selected 177 finalists who met the criteria. An online poll, where more than 10,000 people voted, and input from the editorial board selected the Top 25. 

The Faculty of Law congratulates our alumni who made the list for 2018:


John Borrows, LLB 1990, LLM 1991, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School

Hadiya Roderique, JD/MA 2008, lawyer, writer, U of T PhD student, podcast host

Paul Schabas, LLB 1984, partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP; former treasurer, Law Society of Ontario



Alice Woolley, LLB 1994, professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law


Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal Law:

The Hon. Rosalie Abella, LLB 1970, Supreme Court of Canada Justice

Joseph Groia, JD 1979, principal, Groia & Company


Corporate Commercial:

Geoff Hall, LLB 1991, partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP; adjunct professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law


Young Influencers:

Usman Sheikh, JD 2005, partner, Gowling WLG

Akosua Matthews, JD 2013, associate, Falconers LLP